The Busby Babes Legacy by Jeff Cotton

Personnel train footballers to keep all well drilled, an apt program for each one becoming skilled, following coaching at The Cliff training ground, partakers become competent as they run around. 6th Feb 1958 at Munich airport on flight 609, with supporters and...

Days of Daze by Adrian Keenan

My life changedOn that Munich runwayFor me it wasMy saddest day A little boyA kid of eightFull of angerFull of hate My mind consumedWith the disasterNo more happinessNo more laughter My mind’s a dazeas I sit and stareI’m empty inside andthere’s nothing there I don’t...

A Knight to Remember by Adrian Keenan

Born in Ashington and raised a RedSpent his whole lifeat Man United A thoroughbred with speed and skilland thunder boots Who scored at will He made his debutIn Fifty sixScoring twice Between the sticks He won the league Europe was nextBut the sweet FA tried to object...

ManchesterPlatz by Steve Douglas

Between two homely streets In a little town called Trudering, Near Munich Germany There’s a forever piece of Manchester for any Red to see. A pristine square and a patch of grass hosts a stone mount copy of our tribute plaque. Offered in 2004 to the good souls of...

A Poem by Ian Gibson

He was sat in his favourite place in the world Nestled on grand daddy’s knee His attention was drawn by the evening news That had started upon the TV He watched in amazement as fully grown men Were stood with their heads facing down Some wiping tears from their...

They Will Not Play Again: A Poem by Mike Madden

On a cold Munich day in the ice and the snow Forty-four souls filled with fear, filled with hope In the dark, in the flames there was nowhere to hide Twenty-one lived but twenty-three died Pioneers all for the game for the score Lost their lives for the cause of the...